As a special treat today we will be plinking with the awesome Hatsan Carnivore 135 .30 cal break-barrel pellet carbine. This is a heavy gun but packs a nice wallop! I set the target out at about 20 yards and had to adjust my aim due to the closer than usual proximity. The rifle shoots better than me today and missing only gave me an excuse to Keep On Shootin!
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The Vintage Workhorse Crosman 392PA – A Modern Sheridan and continuously produced since 1942. CaliAir and Hamilton the Swedish James Bond shoot and discuss the Modern Crosman 392pa pka the Sheridan. This acquisition is the more modern version but the exact date of manufacturing is currently unknown. Most likely 2000’s perhaps 2016 or so. Shouts out to backyardairgunner and hickock45.
CaliAir shoots the King no.17 circa 1917. This particular specimen was acquired via the Baker Daisy collection. I’m seeing it listed these days for nearly $400 which is good cause it’s around what I paid for it! This No.17 is propertied to have been made around 1919 but the actual date is uncertain. It could be from anywhere between 1917-1934 when they stopped making them. Advertising for this gun was most prolific in the 1920’s (1922). This brass barreled beauty requires the vintage lead ammo.
This gun shoots pretty darn well out at 10 yards. BB’s are the only thing we are shooting today but it is also capable of shooting darts and pellets! In ways this is reminiscent of both the original Daisy from 1888 to todays portable little Buck – albeit the Buck is not a break barrel. This is not the only video on the King no.17 that I’ve done and it won’t be the last. This gun reminds me of the Quackenbush that was a firearm and a pellet gun from the late 1800’s.
Check out the first video I did of the Markham no.17 here.
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Hey Everybody It’s your pal CaliAir here and I have something special for you. I have here a vintage Daisy I wanted to share with you before branching out and showing you some non Daisy air rifles. This Daisy has been featured in photos about a year ago and finally we have made a video on the gun.
I thought that this was a 1980 Buck but upon removing the rust and dropping oil down the barrel I discovered it is a vintage Plymouth rifle. And of course it works even with the original seals from 1947.
This Daisy offers a bit of mystery due to the engraving on the receiver being too worn away to make out the actual model. I have considered that it could be a no.102 (1933 or 1947) and I will be doing a comparison video in the near future. The confusion also comes from there being an aluminum lever instead of cast iron which may or may not be a replacement.
Throughout my searches the original Daisy 105 has been pretty elusive and it would be very interesting to discover more about this vintage Plymouth. When was the original Buck 105 produced? Is the Buck 105 just an iteration of the no.102? Have I somehow lucked into an original Buck? Stay tuned for more!
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CaliAir shares his favorite Daisy’s – the no.10 and the no.25. The no.10 is a new youth model fashioned after the full sized Red Ryder. The no.25 is the classic 1937 variant 7. Both great guns albeit the vintage guns tend to shoot a little high and right. The no.10 hits point of aim easily at 20 yards if you do your part. Join CaliAir here on Daily Motion for future episodes of The Picking A Daisy Show. The only show on the internet dedicated to exploring the Daisy BB gun. Please share, subscribe, favorite, like and comment. We need all the help we can get transitioning to the new platform. Stay tuned for more!